As a Palestinian Israeli, What is Peace for Me?

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi

Event: Stockholm Peace Talks 2015
Location: Sveriges Riksdag, Stockholm
Date: 29/01/2015

Peacebuilder Ghaida describes hers and her father’s experiences of the conflict in the Middle East. This comparison helps illustrate how attitudes are slowly changing, and how the Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel could be the key to building a sustainable peace in the area.

Tags: Behaviour,  Israel,  Palestine,  Peace,  Peacebuilding

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi

Executive Director of the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance

Ghaida is a peacebuilder working with Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel. She is the founder and General Director of an Israeli NGO, the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance, a post she has held since 2008. She is highly respected within Palestinian society in Israel, especially for facilitating the development of the first document that established a vision for Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel. In 2011, she was the only Arab woman to be selected as one of the 100 most influential persons in Israel by the Israeli economic magazine “The Marker.” Today, Injaz is the local partner organization of Interpeace in Israel and is an essential and respected actor dealing with issues of Arab governance in Israel.